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The Comics of Chris Ware : Drawing Is a Way of Thinking

Author: David M Ball; Martha B Kuhlman
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010.
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This study brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware's work is rapidly being distinguished as essential to the developing canon of the graphic novel and he has received numerous accolades from both the literary and comics establishment. This collection addresses the range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Comics of Chris Ware.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010
(DLC) 2009033755
(OCoLC)434438037
Named Person: Chris Ware; Chris Ware; Chris Ware
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Ball; Martha B Kuhlman
ISBN: 9781604734461 1604734469
OCLC Number: 646068682
Notes: In the chapter titled "In the Comics Workshop: Chris Ware and the Oubapo," written by Martha Kuhlman, page 81 is omitted. The page can be viewed here: http://digitalcommons.bryant.edu/eng_book/1.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 238 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Inventing cartooning ancestors : Ware and the comics canon / Jeet Heer --
Masked fathers : Jimmy Corrigan and the superheroic legacy / Jacob Brogan --
The limits of realism : alternative comics and middlebrow aesthetics in the anthologies of Chris Ware / Marc Singer --
Chris Ware's failures / David M. Ball --
Chris Ware and the burden of art history / Katherine Roeder --
In the comics workshop : Chris Ware and the oubapo / Martha B. Kuhlman --
Comics and the grammar of diagrams / Isaac Cates --
On modernism's ruins : the architecture of "Building stories" and Lost buildings / Daniel Worden --
Chris Ware's "Building stories," gentrification, and the lives of/in houses / Matt Godbey --
Confronting the intersections of race, immigration, and representation in Chris Ware's comics / Joanna Davis-McElligatt --
Public and private histories in Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan / Shawn Gilmore --
Autobiography with two heads : Quimby the Mouse / Benjamin Widiss --
Chris Ware and the pursuit of slowness / Georgiana Banita --
Imagining an idiosyncratic belonging : representing disability in Chris Ware's "Building stories" / Margaret Fink Berman --
Past imperfect : "Building stories" and the art of memory / Peter R. Sattler.
Responsibility: edited by David M. Ball and Martha B. Kuhlman.

Abstract:

This study brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware's work is rapidly being distinguished as essential to the developing canon of the graphic novel and he has received numerous accolades from both the literary and comics establishment. This collection addresses the range of Ware's work from his earliest drawings in the 1990s to his most recent works-in-progress.

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